On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1793

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer noted for his computation of an orbit for Halley’s Comet (1759) and author of History of Ancient Astronomy from Its Origin to the Establishment of the School of Alexandria, dies at 57